glissade [gli-sahd, -seyd]
1. a skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain, as on skis or a toboggan.
2. Dance. a sliding or gliding step.
verb (used without object), glissaded, glissading.
3. to perform a glissade.
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Origin: 1830-40; < French, equivalent to gliss(er) to slip, slide + -ade -ade
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